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Updated on February 8, 2013

Progress Lighting: Figuring Out Your Home's Plan - Looking into Indoor Lighting Options

Finding the best interior progress lighting option for your home can be a hassle. The number of choices has grown in recent years, now offering dozens of options. It can be confusing and difficult to choose the right option. Have you considered using track lighting or are do you want to use bulb lighting? What kind of bulbs do you want, halogen or fluorescent? Take time to do some research in order to figure out the best option for you home. Here are some things to help you in your research.

Should you use specialty lighting in certain areas? Do you need the lights to be lower or come with special switches? Do you need special types of light or maybe dimmers? Homes with certain types of light can benefit those with disorders like Seasonal Affective Disorder. You should also consider if you need to accommodate anyone with special needs. Lower light switches or even a remote would be helpful for someone who uses a wheelchair. Are any of these things necessary for you? Look for lights that can accommodate you.

Researching the types of available bulbs will be important as well. Along with incandescent bulbs, a majority of people stick with the energy efficient bulbs as well. Many other types of lights are also available. The fluorescent bulb is still a viable option as a halogen bulb. Halogen lights can be expensive but they don't burn out quite as quickly as incandescent bulbs. Halogen bulbs have also been found to radiate less heat, which will be nice in the summer months. Of course, if you are looking for a light that helps to heat the room, than the incandescent bulb would be for you.

Lots of people think about shopping for their progress lighting options at discounted stores like IKEA. IKEA has wonderful, beautiful and (most importantly) affordable home furnishing store that sells everything from flooring to bedside lamps. With IKEA's multiple options, you can get all your lighting needs there. While this is a viable option, it is important to know that you can not use American bulbs in their products. If you purchase their products, you will also have to purchase light bulbs from them. As long as an IKEA is close by though, this shouldn't be a problem. If you don't live close to IKEA though, your options are to buy the bulbs on line, or buy your lighting fixtures elsewhere.

Your options are endless, once you decide to change your indoor progress lighting. Try thinking outside of the box and beyond the typical overhead light and couch side reading lamps. Of course you want your seagull lighting to be function able, but remember to make it beautiful as well. Choosing lighting should be fun and your personality should shine through those choices. Light your home creatively and affordably with just a little research before hand.

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